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A range of menus to suit your catering needs

Essential Catering & Events has an extensive range of corporate, office & event catering options to suit any event. Our menus offer flexible design, include a variety of fresh local produce, and range from casual buffets to elegant finger food and formal sit-down dinners. We can help you choose the perfect menu, ensuring that your corporate catering event is one that you and your guests will long remember.

From flawless execution to professional and engaging staff, Essential Catering & Events in Melbourne is a full service caterer, providing a distinctive experience for every event. Together, we will create a professional and memorable corporate or office catering Melbourne event for you and your guests.

All of our menus are handmade in-house utilising fresh local produce and fare from our kitchen garden. Your guests will be satisfied with the large selection of items on offer. Fresh, healthy, delicious corporate catering, Melbourne style!

With over 20 years’ industry experience, catering for a range of diverse events we are confident that you will find our professionalism and commitment invaluable.

Salmon on a hash brown canape
Caramelised pork belly celeriac puree with apple calvados

Frequently asked questions

How much notice is required for ordering?
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We require 48 hours (2 business days) notice to guarantee your booking. For catering orders sooner than this please contact our office directly on (03) 9626 9531

How is the food delivered?
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Our delicious food is delivered in disposable boxes ready for you to serve. These boxes are recyclable and any cutlery required for items such as cheese plates or dips platters are bio-degradable. Items that are delivered, that require heating are delivered in foil trays that are ready to be popped into the oven.

Do we deliver on weekends?
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Yes, we can deliver on weekends, however the minimum order is $400 plus $100 delivery

Can we hire equipment?
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Yes, we can hire you equipment please see our online hire store. (please add link in here to hire store)

What is the Minimum order?
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Our minimum order is $150 plus delivery

Where do we deliver?
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We deliver throughout the South Eastern suburbs, Eastern suburbs and Yarra Valley.

Are staff available to hire?
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Yes, we have professional staff available to hire please visit our online store

Who do you call if you need help with your menu selections or require an event catering quote or custom order?
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If you have any questions please call our friendly sales team on (03) 9626 9531.

I have forgotten my password, how do I reset my password?
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Click on the ‘Log in’ link at the top right corner of the page. On the left hand side under the existing users login section, click on the ‘Forgot password?’ link below the password field. A pop-up will appear asking you to enter your email address. An email with instructions on how to reset your password will be sent to you.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
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Yes, we can cater for dietary requirements, please select items from our menus that suit your dietary needs. You can order 1 of these items if required. We can cater for gluten free, vegetarian, vegan coeliac and specific allergies?

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What our customers say...

"I have engaged Sean and his team for catering on countless events at Swinburne for over three years. Their professionalism, creative flair, and can-do attitude is the reason I am a return customer. I highly recommend Essential Catering + Events"

Paul Lavey
Research Events Officer
Swinburne University of Technology

Organised a morning tea for a dozen people at work with very little notice. The service was delightful & the whole experience very simple and no fuss. The food was delicious - super fresh & tasty. A great variety of yummy sandwiches and lovely pies & cakes! Will definitely use Essential Catering again should the need arise! Thanks to all concerned. Very happy customer!

Sheryn Bellsham
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Affordable, flexible, excellent service. We hosted a huge, week-long event for 300 people and received a lot of positive feedback on catering. The food was delicious and versatile. Sean, Katrina, and the team were very helpful to accommodate all of our requests.

Katinka Gereb
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